Graham Coxon, Paloma Faith and Bill Ryder-Jones’ Converse song out next month

Blur man says the track is 'kinda tripped out voodoo'

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Graham Coxon, Paloma Faith and ex-The Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones‘ new collaboration song is coming out next month.

The song, commissioned by the Converse shoe company, is called ‘Desire’ and will be available to download from on April 5.

Blur guitarist Coxon told NME that he was excited about the opportunity to work with singer Faith.


“It’s like kinda tripped out voodoo sort of London town thing,” he said of the song.

He added: “I’ve always liked the idea of me actually writing songs and girls singing them, and I’d seen Paloma on TV and thought, ‘Wow man, she’s crackers!’. And I was always a fan of The Coral – I used to watch them live. Bill‘s a very good guitarist.”

He also said he had a few fears about accepting the corporate cash to record the song for Converse.


“I did have to ask people when I first got involved in it,” he admitted. “Whether its kosher or it isn’t… I mean, where I come from – ‘indie land’ 20 years ago – you didn’t do stuff like that.”

He added: “But I’m quite happy now. Especially now the song’s coming out and working with Bill and Paloma.”

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